Advices for a first-time cat owner

Yes, it’s time to write an article about advices to a first-time cat owner. Wait, did I say cat owner? Oh no, that’s not true. We, humans, don’t own cats, cats own us instead. If you see things from that perspective, everything becomes clear. Anyway, if you owned by a cat for the first time, …

Foods You Should Avoid Feeding Your Cat

Cats are very susceptible pets, they are even much more susceptible than the dogs. Some foods which are edible for humans, and even dogs, can be really dangerous for your cat. Here are the common human foods that you should never give your cat. Bear in mind, the list is not complete, it contains just …

Are laser pointers good toys for cats?

A friend of mine, he is also a good cat lover, has presented me a laser pointer. Before I use it, I wondered if it is really a good toy for the cats/kittens. I searched the web and and I think I found some answer to my question: Are laser pointers good toys for cats? The …

How to tell if a cat is pregnant?

A female cat (or kitten) will first come into season (heat) as early as four month old. She can become pregnant with the first mating. A cat’s gestation normally takes 58–65 days, we can say around nine weeks (you can remember it by comparing months pregnancy for humans). Siamese cats may carry their kittens for …

My kittens finally have names

Today, I brought my two tabby kittens to the vet for their first vaccines. The vet also gave them their passports, so I’d have to give them their names. There was also Tour de France’s penultimate stage (Alpe d’Huez) today. Thibaut Pinot, the French rider of FDJ team attacked and won the stage. Nairo Quintana, …

Cats created our civilization

Well… at least they helped to its creation a lot. Let me explain. Did you read Jared Diamond’s “Guns, Germs, and Steel”? It’s a book worth reading. Diamond developed a career in ornithology and ecology, specializing in New Guinea and nearby islands. In the prologue of the book, Diamond recounts how he became intrigued when …